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official – Jamb Cut off mark will be release in June 2016


THE Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has
disclosed that the cut-off marks for universities and
polytechnics will be made public in June, 2016.
Its Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin in a
telephone conversation with Vanguard said: “JAMB will
officially publish the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME), cut-off marks for universities and
polytechnics in June.”
He urged candidates of the 2016 UTME to ignore the cut-off
marks from some websites and social media, stating that
those cut-off marks were just the imagination of people.
You would recall that many websites over the past weeks
had published that JAMB’s cut-off marks for university and
polytechnic are 180 and 150 respectively.
Candidates seeking admission
Having gone through the rigour of UTME examinations in the
past weeks, candidates seeking admission in universities,
polytechnics and colleges of education are expecting JAMB
cut-off marks which will give candidates next line of action.
For any student to participate in post-UTME of the
institutions of first and second choice, such candidate must
beat JAMB 2016 cut-off mark, institution’s of first choice cut-
off mark, and departmental cut-off mark. To JAMB, the cut-
off point for university and polytechnics are determined
every year by the candidates’ over all performance. Apart
from JAMB setting entrance cut-off points for university and
polytechnic applicants, each institution, also has its cut-off
point for students seeking admission in the school.
In most cases, even when a student meets the cut-off mark
of the institution, admission is not guaranteed if he does not
meet the cut-off mark of the chosen course. Vanguard
investigation revealed that all these measures were put in
place by universities to reduce the numbers of students
seeking admission, especially where many students make
the institution their first choice. Thus, most times, when
JAMB gives cut-off mark as 160 or 180 to universities,
universities like the University of Lagos (UNILAG), University
of Ilorin (UNILORIN), University of Benin (UNIBEN),
University of Ibadan (UI), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and Federal University
of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and others, give their
institution’s cut-off marks. Such cut-off marks are usually
higher than the JAMB cut-off marks.
Besides, students aspiring to study courses like Medicine,
Engineering, Law and Mass Communication in many
universities, attract higher university and departmental cut-
off marks.
For some Nigerian polytechnics, if JAMB fixes its cut-off
mark at 150, institutions like Kwara State Polytechnic and
Lagos State Polytechnic insist on 180 as cut-off points. The
knowledge of the aforementioned will assist candidates to
change institutions and courses of study before it’s too late.
Certificate of Recognition
Meanwhile,the Executive Secretary, National Universities
Commission had disclosed that 1.1 million students seeking
admission into Nigerian universities will have their hope
dashed, as only 400,000 out of the 1.5 million candidates
that sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in
2016 will gain admission.
Okojie who spoke recently in Abuja while handing over the
Certificate of Recognition for the new Edo State University,
Iyanmo to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, solicits for more
universities in Nigeria.
He said: “I am always happy when a new university comes
on board; what that means is that we are expanding and we
are opening up access.’’
He admitted that the number of candidates that sit for UTME
organised by JAMB every year outnumbered the available
spaces in Nigerian universities.
He said that the new universities were needed to boost
access to higher education while making sure that quality
was not compromised

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  1. Pls when is admission commencing in uniabu?

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